Daebak Off to Mon-Tues Ratings Lead in Close Viewer Battle with Neighborhood Lawyer and Monster

The ratings are for the new batch of Mon-Tues K-dramas and the playing field looks a lot different than the bloodbath going on in the Wed-Thurs slot. Mon-Tues doesn’t have a runaway winner (yet), with the race tight out of the gate and with plenty of wiggle room to change spots. SBS gets the slight win as Daebak (The Royal Gambler or Jackpot) grabbed 11.8% AGB nationwide ratings, with KBS coming in second at 10.1% for Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho (My Lawyer, Mr. Jo), and rounding out the rear is Monster (Tyrant) with 7.3% on MBC. The win for Daebak plays completely into it’s title, a real daebak start for Jang Geun Seok‘s return to K-dramas in three years, though having Yeo Jin Gu and a sageuk genre following right behind Six Flying Dragons couldn’t have hurt. Now I’m even more curious how episode 2 ratings will fall, sometimes spots change as those who were lured in to the first episode by promotions may switch as the actual story fails to connect. Continue reading

MBC’s Upcoming 50-episode Drama Monster with Kang Ji Hwan and Sung Yuri Releases Script Reading Stills

Filming is underway for the next MBC mega drama, the Mon-Tues slated 50-episode Monster (Tyrant), which really can do with a better title if you ask me. My gut tells me MBC is trying to harken back to the glory … Continue reading

Yoo Ah In the Man of the Night Winning Best Actor at the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards

It’s a nice time to be Yoo Ah In right now, what with a ratings leader sageuk drama in Six Flying Dragons and now just crowned as the Best Actor winner at the 36th annual Blue Dragon Film Awards for … Continue reading

Kim Tae Hee, Lee Young Ae, and Jeon Ji Hyun Top the Netizen’s Ranking of the 20 Most Beautiful Female K-stars

Kim Tae Hee is having a very good August 2015, that’s for sure. Her new drama Yongpal with Joo Won is a major hit (relatively speaking in this day and age of depressed television ratings), and now she’s garnered another … Continue reading